Rural News Network to launch projects centering Indigenous communities and water access

A new journalism consortium covering rural issues will kick off with two collaborations investigating economic issues in Indigenous communities and access to water in the West.  The Rural News Network from the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) is launching in 2022 to surface the most pressing issues confronting America’s rural communities, with a focus on solutions. The … More Rural News Network to launch projects centering Indigenous communities and water access

NAJA provides ‘Check Your Bias’ training for OMC partners

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) presented a virtual roundtable training June 30 for Oklahoma Media Center (OMC) partners called “Check Your Bias: Filtering Cultural Preconceptions when Covering Indigenous Communities.” NAJA Membership Manager Sterling Cosper, a Muscogee (Creek) citizen, served as moderator, joining panelists Allison Herrera, KOSU’s Indigenous affairs reporter of Xolon Salinan tribal heritage, … More NAJA provides ‘Check Your Bias’ training for OMC partners

NAJA-OMC partnership to train Oklahoma media on Indigenous coverage

The Native American Journalists Association and Oklahoma Media Center will provide statewide newsroom trainings with support from the OMC Innovation Fund The Native American Journalists Association has partnered with the Oklahoma Media Center to provide training on ethical coverage of Indigenous issues for journalists throughout the state.  The collaboration reflects OMC’s mission to spur innovation … More NAJA-OMC partnership to train Oklahoma media on Indigenous coverage

Muscogee National Council approves constitutional amendment ballot question on free press

The Muscogee National Council passed legislation for a ballot question to amend the tribal constitution during September 18 election The Native American Journalists Association commends the Muscogee Nation for approving legislation to add a ballot question that would strengthen free press protections within the tribal constitution.  The Muscogee National Council passed NCA 21-053, sponsored by … More Muscogee National Council approves constitutional amendment ballot question on free press

NAJA, RCFP to host The Local Legal Initiative: Legal support for Indigenous journalists roundtable April 16

This episode of the NAJA Roundtable series will feature attorneys from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press who will discuss legal support of press and information rights for Indigenous journalists. The Native American Journalists Association recognizes that media professionals are confronted with unique challenges when covering issues affecting Indigenous people and communities. The … More NAJA, RCFP to host The Local Legal Initiative: Legal support for Indigenous journalists roundtable April 16

MCN restores free press with Independent Muscogee (Creek) Press Act

The Native American Journalists Association honors Mvskoke Media with second Elias Boudinot Award for Free Press in 2020 The Native American Journalists Association commends the Muscogee (Creek) Nation for enactment of the “Independent Muscogee (Creek) Press Act,” for Mvskoke Media, the tribe’s news and information outlet. The bill ensures free press protections at the legislative … More MCN restores free press with Independent Muscogee (Creek) Press Act